Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are a penny higher this week at $2.343, according to AAA East Central's Gas Price Report. The statewide average held steady this week at $2.36.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Tuesday that at his request, four federal banking regulatory agencies -- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Reserve, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) -…
A Franklin, Kentucky native, assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) to participate in the christening of the U.S. Navy's second Ford-class aircraft carrier during a ceremony in Newport News, Dec. 7.
At least six drug companies have received subpoenas from federal prosecutors, a development that indicates a broad criminal investigation is likely underway of the industry's role in the opioid epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.
The Kentucky State Police would like to offer periodic reminders to drivers who travel our roadways. Our agency strives daily to ensure the safety of the motoring public. Some of these proactive measures include various traffic safety checkpoints and saturating known problematic areas in the…
Habitat for Humanity of Simpson County has started work on building a house for the first time in three years.
Raymond "Butch" Lehr is Kentucky Downs' new track superintendent, enlisted to oversee the care of America's most unique turf course following the retirement of Ron Moore.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient suppl…
A Simpson Fiscal Court magistrate was arrested Thursday, Nov. 28, by a Simpson County deputy sheriff on a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs second offense.
In his sonnet "221B," Vincent Starrett describes Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson as two men "who never lived and so can never die." Certainly the great sleuth and his chronicler are among the most vividly realized fictional characters of all time.
Franklin Room in the Inn is gearing up for their fifth season of offering shelter during the cold weather months. Franklin's season runs Jan. 1 through March 15.
Franklin City Hall, the Simpson County Courthouse and annex along with the Simpson County Justice Center are all closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Simpson County School Board had a special call meeting Nov. 19 where they approved the purchase of two school buses and the purchase of 120 Chromebooks.
Simpson Fiscal Court approved second and final reading of an ordinance amending the county budget and approved first reading of an ordinance related to solar farms regulations during its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
When walking up the stairs to Life Flow Yoga studio, visitors are greeted by silks hanging from the ceiling waiting to be unrolled for an aerial class -- a quote by T.K.V. Desikachar about yoga painted in various colors on the right wall and a beautiful blue velvet bench sitting in front of …
A new box stand with the words "Little Pantry, take what you want, leave what you can," written on the front is located next to the Franklin First United Methodist Church on Kentucky Street.
Thanksgiving arrives just when we need it -- our most unifying holiday at one of the most divisive moments in recent American history. In general, the holiday is celebrated the same way around the country, which is among its best qualities. There are no blue-state versions and red-state vers…
The new "FSHS" letter additions to the Franklin-Simpson High School entrance, put in place on Nov. 10, were created by students in the welding class taught by Jeremy Loveall.
In the wake of the two threats on Franklin-Simpson High School -- in late September and early October -- the school system is working to strengthen its protocols.
While there's plenty of disagreement about how the money should be used, almost everyone involved in public-policy debates agrees that it would be good if the federal government could collect more revenue without raising tax rates or reducing tax deductions or credits.
About 650,000 cancer patients receive outpatient chemotherapy every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although chemo and radiation can extend cancer patients' lives and help stamp out the disease, the treatments can put their lives at risk.
The distance germs travel when someone sneezes or coughs may be farther than you think. The average uncovered sneeze sends droplets about six feet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Simpson County Extension Office auctioned off two country hams during this year's Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast on Nov. 19 at the Franklin United Methodist Church.
Franklin Police responded to Bluegrass Apartments at 886 Bluegrass Road in response to a report of multiple shots fired at about 7:35 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or platelets. While helping to save lives is likely motivation enough, those who come out to give Nov. 21-Dec. 18 will also receive a $5 Amazon.com …
Kentucky Downs broke ground on the first of three phases for their expansion on Nov. 14, surrounded by community members from Franklin and Simpson County, employees and the businesses involved in the new construction.